Survey: 53% of French people believe that the policy of the executive benefits the more affluent
President Emmanuel Macron on the steps of the Elysée, September 15, 2017 in Paris
More than one in two French people (53%) believe that the economic policy of the executive benefits “the better off,” according to a poll conducted by Viavoice and released Monday by Libération.
To the question of who “the economic policy of the President of the Republic and the government aims to help as a priority”, 53% of the respondents replied, “the most affluent categories”, 12%, “the middle classes”, 11 % “popular categories”.
43% believe that the government’s economic policy is currently “right”, 31% think it “balanced between right and left” and 6% “left”.
Concerning the reform of the Labor Code, 68% of the respondents believe that “the reform will favor the dismissals” and 65% think it “will weaken the role of the trade unions”. For 60% of them, the reform will “increase the precariousness of employees”.
Respondents, at 55%, today judge labor law “not enough protective”. “A percentage up seven points in two years,” notes Libération.
Before an exciting social week, with two planned events, 34% of respondents said they “support” the next day of mobilization, on Thursday, at the call of the CGT, Solidaires and the FSU, but they are almost as much, 31 %, to say they are “opposed”. 25% say they do not care.
Regarding the gathering of France rebellious, organized in Paris two days later, Saturday, 30% of the respondents “support”, 30% “are opposed” and 30% “do not care.”
Finally, for 63% of the respondents, the trade unions “do not show themselves very united against the policy of the government”.
Survey conducted on September 12 and 13 with a sample of 1027 people representative of the French population aged 18 years and over.